Scholarships and Awards

Indigenous Graduate Award

The Government of Alberta offers the Indigenous Graduate Award to encourage Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Albertans to pursue graduate studies in Alberta. All department fields are eligible for funding.

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  • Value
    The awards are valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year, and can be awarded in half values ($7,500) to fund a single term.
  • Eligibility

    Eligible applicants must:

    • Be Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit and be able to provide proof of Aboriginal Identity
    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    • Be an Alberta resident
    • Be registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Alberta during the Fall 2018 term
    • Have satisfactory academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.7 over the most recent 15 units of graded course weight at UofA or 3.0 from other institution)
    Note: GPA calculations will start in the term preceding the term of the application deadline, moving backwards until minimum 15 units of graded course weight is reached.

  • Selection Criteria
    Further details regarding selection criteria is forthcoming
  • Application Process

    Details for 2019-20 Indigenous Graduate Award application process is forthcoming

  • Deadline & Competition Timeline
    Deadline for 2020 competition: TBA